Prosecutor's office discloses burial site of Missouri woman
SUNSET HILLS (AP) — A prosecutor's spokesman said the remains of a suburban St. Louis woman who had been missing since last June were found in southern Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest.
That revelation Thursday from St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch's spokesman, Ed Magee, came a day after McCulloch declined to identify where 57-year-old Linda McLaughlin was found buried. McCulloch said only that it was a "remote and secluded part of the state."
McLaughlin's husband, 58-year-old John McLaughlin, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder and is jailed in lieu of $2 million cash-only bond.
Linda McLaughlin's vehicle was found in south St. Louis several days after the Sunset Hills woman went missing.
John McLaughlin's attorney, Scott Rosenblum, said he believes the case is very defensible.